Archpriest Michael Boyle reports from Sitka that traffic was interrupted for two hours on a recent Fall afternoon in south east Alaska. This is a time of year when parishes around the state are doing last minute weatherization projects in anticipation of the long winter months ahead when outdoor work becomes very challenging.
Traffic had to be disrupted (the Cathedral is built literally in the middle of the road) as onlookers watched the St. Michael's Cathedral dome in Sitka getting a much needed inspection. A possible leak source was patched and a plan was hatched to kill off the moss on the exterior of the roof. Some surface rust issues will be addressed too and further inspections to insure the longevity of the structure.
Alaska is a land of extremes which is evident in the amount of upkeep each parish in Alaska has to maintain.